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This case is offered as part of the Recovery Act Case Program and serves as a best example of the efforts of the large network of federal, state, local, non-profit, and private sector partners who contributed in the implementation of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. 

The cash payment programs for renewable energy and low-income housing investments that the Department of Treasury (Treasury) enacted in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the Recovery Act

This case is offered as part of the Recovery Act Case Program and serves as a best example of the efforts of the large network of federal, state, local, non-profit, and private sector partners who contributed in the implementation of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. 

In response to fiscal challenges facing state and local governments in the financial crisis, Congress, via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) created the Build America Bond (

Hurricane Katrina resulted in a tragic humanitarian disaster due to a decades-long combination of government action and inaction. In this sense, it was a preventable disaster.

This case focuses on the long and short-term factors that contributed to making Hurricane Katrina a humanitarian emergency in the City of New Orleans.

Mapping can become, with the use of this note, a systematic and  theoretically sound tool for managers and leaders, one of the basic  building blocks of sound leadership analysis and development of  organizational strategies and management tactics.

Leaders and managers are subject to competing outside pressures and forces that can enable or block their ability to make progress.

The MORETOOLS framework provides a practical and systematic approach for  considering the crucial elements in any management or policy dilemma,  and a means for creating a sensible strategy or plan for addressing the  challenge or problem.

Leaders in the field of public or nonprofit service seek daily to find strategies for making a difference.